Then there are times when time with Him is a real struggle. Study and devotion is a chore. It seems as if He is busy with other things without time for me. There is still good stuff to be had , but it takes more work, more effort.
Then there are times when it feels like nothing is happening. Prayers are continually answered with apparent "No." The Word is dry, in both study and devotion. Prayer feels like it is not just not making through the ceiling, it feels like it is not reaching the ceiling. Life is not working out at all. I begin to wonder if this is all real...
God, Jesus never changes. He is always there. Hebrews 13:8 reminds us of that truth. In each of these cycles which I experience He is the same. I am the one that is changing. He is still engaged, even with the mechanics of the change.
The key to navigating these cycles, is the attitude in verse 1.